Insurance status, not race, is a determinant of outcomes from vehicular injury.

@article{Tepas2011InsuranceSN,
  title={Insurance status, not race, is a determinant of outcomes from vehicular injury.},
  author={Joseph J. Tepas and Etienne Elmer Pracht and Barbara L. Orban and Lewis M. Flint},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={212 4},
  pages={
          722-7; discussion 727-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hypothesizing that outcomes from specific injury mechanisms should not vary by race or socioeconomic status, we analyzed the relationship of race and ethnicity to fatality in motor vehicle crash victims treated during 2008 and 2009. STUDY DESIGN Logistic regression analysis of pooled administrative data assessed the contribution of patient demographics and injury severity to outcome, defined as mortality during acute hospitalization. Demographic factors included age, sex, race… CONTINUE READING
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